- Supreme Court Library Queensland - Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, 415 George St, Brisbane
- 17th October 2022 - 23rd December 2022
On trial: Scandalous stories
Stories from the Supreme Court Library Queensland rare books collection.
Since 1862, the Supreme Court Library Queensland (SCLQ) has collected ‘rare’ books—with each title having its own significant story. Part of this collection includes firsthand accounts of some of the most ‘remarkable’ trials that occurred in 17th and 18th century England.
View these texts (which are rarely displayed publicly) only by visiting our free legal heritage display On trial: stories for our rare books collection, now open in the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law. The first rare books on display reflect the theme Scandalous stories. Texts on display include:
- Select trials at the Session-House in the Old Bailey, for murder, robberies, rapes, sodomy, coining, frauds, bigamy and other offences, 1743 (Ground floor)
- The Bloody Register, 1764 (Level 6)
- The Annals of Newgate, 1766 (Level 7)
- The remarkable case of impotency between the Earl of Essex and Lady Frances Howard, 1719 and Report of the proceedings before the House of Lords on a bill of pains and penalties against Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain and Consort of King George IV, 1820-21 (Level 12).
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